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♪ i'm terry mcsweeney live on the san mateo bridge. whoever said two out of three ain't bad was not a commuter because the right lane here is still closed for repairs and two out of three being open ain't good. story in a live report. >> and here's a live shot of the san mateo bridge. it's frozen right now. the traffic westbound getting by okay. i'm going to have drive times coming up. >> and the south bay police chafe says one of his own officers violated public trust. i'm theresa garcia live in santa clara. what that officer did and what his connection to a gang member is just ahead. >> this morning sarah palin brings her tea party message to
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supporters. >> a live look at the bay bridge from downtown san francisco. notice lack of clouds but they will gather this weekend and possibly bring sprinkles to the forecast. >> 6 a.m. this friday morning. want to make sure you know that shot of the san mateo bridge that frances showed you was frozen. traffic was not stopped in both directions. >> not the work. >> although it may feel like that, the work is not frozen. >> commuters who need to cross the bay may face delays because emergency repairs are taking longer than expected. >> they hope to have it open sometime later today. but right now in a sense frances is right, things are frozen in the sense things aren't being done. this is the westbound direction right before the rise. the right lane closed. the warning lights out there.
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no work being done. take a look at the problem. a picture of it yesterday underneath the bridge. the problem is a crack in a steel beam underneath that bridge. a small crack in a 30-foot long beam but enough for concern. the repairs consist of putting 6 feet long steel plates above and below that cracked beam. the beam installed nine years ago as part of an earthquake retrofit. >> it allows the bridge to move side to side 3 feet either way so the bridge will roll with the punches during a earthquake. so that part was compromised. >> you know, caltrain is saying there's a silver lining and that is that the inspections work. they were out here looking up, saw the crack. again, it's a 10 inch crack in a 30 foot beam. they knew it needed to be fixed up. it allows the bridge to sway should there be an earthquake.
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it doesn't stay rigid and collapse. it's an important part. not going to be fixed in time for this morning's commute. the crews are out here now but the warning light is out. two lanes, a bottleneck here on the san mateo bridge. that's the story from here. let's go to frances to see how to get around it. probably don't need to. >> that's another silver lining. delays weren't as bad as they could have been yesterday. westbound traffic on the right flowing well towards terry mcsweeney who's live at the scene. in fact, it was really never worth taking a detour yesterday because the bay bridge actually turned out to be a mess. here's the currents drive times. westbound 92 from 880 to 101 is 13 minutes. so there really is much slowing as all. you will need that extra time on 880. at this point go for the san
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mateo bridge. eric? >> frances, thank you very much. i have to stay here but thank you for the advice. >> a santa clara police officer is out on bail after being arrested for sharing confidential information with the member of an infamous biker gang. theresa garcia is live in santa clara. we're waiting to hear more from the police chief about this. >> we are. as you can imagine some things he already said is he is appalled at the breach of trust and the tarnish of the department's good name. he believes this is an isolated incident of one cop making bad decisions. 36-year-old clay rowhaus, a police officer, has been arrested for giving confidential information to the member of a biking gang. between august and september he had provided private dmv information about an undisclosed number of individuals with william betancourt, a live oak
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resident, member of the gang. now betancourt with a san jose woman is charged with conspiracy to commit day crime. the officer has been with the claire police for five years. prior to that he served with san jose police. he had one run-in there where he was involved in other officers in a use of force case that ended with a suspect's death. why he was supplied the sensitive data in this situation remains unclear but the district attorney's office has confirmed through an audit that it was rowhaus who obtained it. he was arrested on $250,000, expected to be arraigned monday and could face three years of prison. betancourt could face 25 years to life because he's a prior felon convicted with assault with a deadly weapon. theresa garcia, abc 7 news.
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>> sarah palin is on a three-day campaign swing through california. she spoke to a partisan conservative crowd but had no republican candidates in her entourage so who is she here to endorse? possibly herself. >> probably looking ahead to 2012 when there will be another presidential election coming up. i think she's focussed on building her own following. >> some bay area palin enthusiasts followed her to a private event at a san francisco hotel. they're hoping to build on her momentum and use it on their behalf for the upcoming election. >> a north bay congressman is picking up support from one of the are best known names for
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democratic politics. bill clinton is stumping for candidates here and across the country. he'll speak at the uptown theater in napa and the event is open to the public. >> three workers are recovering from injuries they suffered when a roof above a stage collapsed an treasure island. they were setting up the music festival. they hurt their legs as they jumped off the stage. the injuries are considered minor. cal oshna is investigating the collapse. officials will supervise the setup for the event. >> it is a weekend event. we have a weekend change in the weather. >> right. let's get mike a little more details on those sprinkles. >> definitely sprinkles in the forecast. that's the biggest change from yesterday. mainly midmorning sunday to mid afternoon. again just sprinkles right now. pretty much clear conditions. 48 novato for the clear spot.
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the rest of us 50s and 60s until the hills like los gatos low 70s. most of us a little cooler this morning. 2 degrees warmer in half moon bay, the haim in concord. 6 degrees cooler in san francisco, 3 mountain view and san jose and 7 novato. slow cooling will continue this afternoon. we'll have upper 80s around santa rosa, napa, 87, a upon record high. upper 80s to near 90 east bay valleys. let's head to the monterey bay where it's cloudy this morning. will continue to be cloudy this afternoon. upper 70s watsonville and salinas. accu-weather seven-day forecast, cooling another 10 degrees tomorrow and cooler on sunday with that chance of sprinkles
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mainly in the south bay and east bay valleys. monday the coolest day and tuesday, wednesday, thursday increasing sunshine and increase in the temperatures. frances? >> major roads blocked in san leandro due to a fire. apparently they are saying all lanes blocked at this point. you normally take that route, you may want to consider sparean to get around it. caesar chavez, slowing there. chp on their way. san mateo bridge, no need to avoid it. westbound looking good and no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> a correction, said bill clinton coming today, it's actually sunday.
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still 2 p.m. and still the uptown theater but it's sunday rather than today. >> things not looking up in the housing market. a discouraging new number of home foreclosures. >> used car sales are way up >> used car sales are way up this year. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. he worked his whole life, served his country defending our freedoms, and depends on social security. so, who would want to privatize it?
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the family was tossed out through personal property eviction and their belongings were hauled away to the auction block. >> right now i feel so sad, you know. i love my house. and i live here for seven years. so it's not easy for me. >>s foreclosures come as the country starts to question banks and whether or not they cut corners while foreclosing on 3 million homes since 2007. >> it's 6:14. we are all going to cool down. the day you can turn off your a. c. >> let's hope so. fingers controlsed. checkbook closed before it overheats. >> flight delays, don't have any. the forecast for phillies, look like mid to upper 50s and a little breezy for the baseball game. coming up on 6:15.
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look live from ballmer peak. you can see some of the clouds. there in san francisco to the upper right part of your screen. that's the cooler sea breeze returning. the temperature, see if it has any effect this morning. san francisco 56. north bay and east bay valleys, a few 60s. antioch, oakland, fremont, san jose. about 71 los gatos. slightly clear and cooler gilroy and 49 degrees. so it will be mostly sunny today. low cooling trend continues. look for more cooling and those clouds could bring us sprinkles on sunday. as far as what is happening, high pressure slowing moving into colorado. remember where it started, the pacific northwest earlier in the week. it is losing its grip. the jet stream's running parallel.
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you want it to be more perpendicular to push that cold front in here. we talked about how it would take long earlier in the week. upper 80s saratoga, campbell, los gatos. 85 cupertino. low 80s for most of the pidg. you have upper 70s san mateo and millbrae. clouds along the coast, mid-60s for you. downtown and sausalito mid to upper 70s. low to mid-60s at your beaches with increasing clouds. mid to upper 80s, napa 87. possible record high. 80 san rafael. mid-70s richmond, berkeley, oakland. 88 in concord could be a record high. clouds stubborn around the monterey bay.
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upper 70s and about 68 in carmel. tonight we'll see clouds along the coast. most of the our valleys fairly clear. 50 half moon bay, the rest of us mid to upper 50s. the 7-day forecast, 10 degrees cooler away from the coast. 4 to 6 degrees of cooling on sunday. the best chance for sprinkles will be the south bay and east bay valleys. midmorning to mid afternoon. once that passes, a little cool monday. increasing sunshine and warmer for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. here's frances. >> i have a couple hot spots. one in san francisco, north 101 at caesar chavez. an injury crash blocked at least two lanes. sending emergency crews there at the scene. apparently they need a couple flatbed tow trucks. that speed sensors, reduced speeds from 53 to 41.
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we know things are starting to slow down. that's a developing hot spot for you. san leandro there's a fire and all lanes are blocked on east 14th street at fairmont drive. we will check the san mateo bridge for you once again to show you how things are flowing well westbound despite that right lane being blocked with the emergency closure. the golden gate bridge, what you find is some fog. that's a sign of the cooling mike was talking about that's to come. you can get the latest traffic information by going to our website abc7news.com. you'll find it under the bay area traffic link. >> frances, thank you so much. it's 6:18. >> sales of used cars are way up, so far nearly 4 million more have sold this year compared to last year. buying a used car is never a
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good deal if you end up with somebody else's headache. >> a few tips. >> more people are buying used cars in this down economy and as a result used cars are in short supply and prices are up. >> people are looking for value now and used cars, especially late-model used cars are better value than new cars. >> the consumer report says you have to shop carefully. first narrow down your choices to a reliable make and model. that translates to less time and money spent at the repair shop. >> the information shows some models are generally more reliable than others. hard to go wrong with a honda for instance, the accord, civic, crv and pilot are all very reliable. >> next a car that's been well maintained. ask for records so you can see if the recommended maintenance was done as well as any repair. you should also look over a used car very carefully.
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telltale signs of damage are corrosion like this or a door that doesn't close properly. >> check the engine and under the car for any oil or leaks. if you find any, steer clear. the most important, have an independent mechanic check out a used vehicle before buying it. >> if someone won't allow a car to be inspected consider that a red flag and move on. >> is it better to get a certified used car? >> if you focus on a reliable car that's been well maintained and you have it inspected, you can skip the certified car route. >> taking a test drive is also important. you want to see if the car drives smoothly and that there are no unusual noises. take the car on highways and local roads as well. i'm michael finney, seven on your side. >> there's one more day until the national league championship
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my love for san francisco. >> i happy you beat -- >> translation, he hopes the giants win. bonds never won a world series ring in his major league career. he helped lead the giants to the series in 202. we couldn't say what he said. >> 6:25. still ahead, a santa clara police officer is arrested for giving sensitive information to a hell's angel. >> sarah palin visits the bay area for an event as much personal as it was political. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live on the san mateo bridge. the late great godfather of soul once say take me to the bridge. if he took himself to this bridge, he might say, huh! that's way too funky. >> he can still head to that
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bridge. a new motorcycle crash in antioch westbound. >> i love terry mcsweeney. airport delays, there aren't any. we have rain rolling through new york and especially boston. meg whitman's hometown newspaper said it best: "meg whitman has demonstrated a loose relationship with the truth" "a poor understanding of government" "pat solutions for problems whose depth and complexity
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clearly elude her" "she utterly lacks the qualifications to be governor" jerry brown "offers california exactly what it needs" "good ideas, strong principles, a reputation for telling the truth" and the ability to "get things done in sacramento" meg whitman's hometown newspaper and newspapers across the state have endorsed jerry brown for governor.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. ♪ good morning. it's 6:29. we made it to friday.
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i'm kristen. >> i'm eric. wall street we're waiting for the opening bell. the commerce department announced retail trading increased for the third straight month. there's the bell. and the trading day is about to start. gains in auto, furniture and hardware stars to offset weak sales in clothing and department stores. the labor department says the consumer price index rose last month. we have a live report from the new york stock exchange see how the markets are opening this morning in about 15 minutes. >> one lane on the san mateo bridge in the commute direction remained closed as caltrain crews rush to finish emergency repair work.
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right now no work going on out here. traffic moving smoothly but take a look at the problem. you can see this is causing a big headache really. it's a 10 inch crack in a 30 foot long wishbone-shaped beam. went underneath it yesterday in a boat. took a look up. it was installed in 2001 to allow the bridge to move more freely in the event of a earthquake. >> a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. >> it was discovered during a routine inspection. they were looking around the bridge. saw this crack. you gotta give them credit for finding something that small in such a large piece of steel. things are moving along smoothly. frances knows more about it than i do but westbound lanes before the rise, you're gonna see the
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yellow flashing lights but no activity, at least not yet. more from the traffic center. >> keeping track of the traffic heading westbound to where terry is near that right lane closure. still no delays this morning. now, things started to slow down after 7:00 in the morning and then around 8:00 hour there were ten-minute delays. the bay bridge toll plaza was the worst spot yesterday. some folks may have headed to this as a detour. metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza. this calculated using speed sensors. 92 from 880 to 101. if you're heading to the dumbarton, it's delay free on southbound 880 to westbound 84.
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>> thank you, frances. 6:32. santa claras's police chief will speak out about the arrest of one of his officers. claz rowhaus is charged with sharing confidential information with a member of a biking gang, giving records from dmv records to a member of the hell's angels. rowhaus is out on bail. >> sarah palin is in the bay area to push her own brand of politicking. the darling of the tea party thrilled her audiences when she spoke in san jose yesterday. she has shied away from endorsing any republican candidates here in california in what may be an effort to set the stage for her own candidacy in 2012.
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>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will speak at the commonwealth club tonight. she comes from san francisco from brussels where she was attending a meeting of nato leaders. pakistan was hit by devastating floods during the summer. she reminded pakistani leaders they have to do more work themselves to help flood victims. they will discuss other issues as well. >> the blue ribbon panel of experts is now in place. the public utilities commission announced the names of the five independent members. their goal is find a root cause of the disaster that killed eight people last month. the panel will look at pg&e's management practices and consider whether it needs to change the way it does business. the chair is larry vanderhalf.
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>> hours from now ground breaking for the construction of an air traffic control tower. built with federal stimulus money. the 235 foot tower will replace two that oversee the north and south fields. it's looking at completion by 2013. >> don't worry. i'm asleep. 6:35. >> right now you wanna hear about this. you don't want to nap the day away because it's going to be very comfortable today. >> mike? >> cooler weather. good morning. the slow cooling trend continues. let's look at the drop in temperatures. condord will lose 3, san jose 5, redwood city 7. about 13 degrees cooler today in san francisco. let's see how this plays out.
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cloud cover up the coast. still clouds along the coast. half moon bay at 60. san francisco 69, 71 oakland. upper 70s to low 80s, mid 80s antioch and liver more. by 4:00, cloud cover along the coast holding temperatures 65 half moon bay, 72 oakland. upper 70s the rest of the bay. let's take a look at the weekend forecast. about 10 degrees cooler tomorrow. another 4 to 6 degrees cooling on sunday. the change in the forecast in the weekend, the chance of sprinkles along the coast and the east bay valleys on sunday. >> following a couple hot spots. one in san francisco on northbound 101 sheer caesar
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chavez. several lanes are blocked because of this injury crash tlz a sigalert has been issued. traffic heavy past the 280 interchange at 19 mph. the other hot spot westbound 4, summersville, a motorcycle crash blocked the left lane. traffic heavy from lone tree moving at 11 mph. so things slow down even more there. and in san leandro east 14th street, lanes may be blocked due to an earlier fire at the shopping center. here's a drive time on lone tree way to 242. 24 minutes on westbound 4. mass transit still a great way to go. reporting no delays. next week, tri-bart week. giving out a lot of prizes. no delays across the san mateo right now. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you so much.
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♪ coming up an 6:42. clouds along the coast. sunshine 62 eureka. mid-90s fresno. the sierra the temperatures will tumble. a chance of rain in tahoe sunday and also around yosemite on sunday. and go down to southern california, increase in clouds and upper 60s san diego. here's eric. >> thanks, mike. more of those rescued chilean miners are scheduled to be released from medical care and sent home. a few woke up in their own beds after 600 days trapped underground. >> eric, three miners were released and more will go home today. all of them should be released by sunday. as celebrations continue outside in front of the hospital, the
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three miners snuck out the book last night. doctors say all the miners are doing really one. one has pneumonia, others need dental work but other than that really good physical condition and spirits. it's still unknown the psychological impact being trapped underground two months. s early days were filled with disagreement, fights and despair. >> they're fighting because some people wanted to climb out. some people wanted to stay where they are. >> after the mine collapsed august 5th, the miners believed they were going to starve to death. one lost 25 pounds. they're being showered with job offers and gifts. they wore $450 oakley sunglasses to protect their eyes when they emerged. movie and back deals are in the works and some being courted by
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chile's version of "who wants to be a millionaire." they will be monitored closely for posttraumatic stress. >> pg&e is advising hillsboro residents it will conduct work on a gas line in the region to improve the gas supplied during the upcoming worker. interstate 280 sufficient south of the exit. residents will likely smell gas and may hear a loud noise when the purging begins this morning. >> thousands of california gas stations have to remove the pump nozzle latches that let you gas up hands freebie today. a failure could be fines, closure. a judge rejected a request by the california independent oil markers association to block the new rule. the state fire marshal's order
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affects 3,000 gas stations in california. >> even without holding down gasoline freely sprays outside the car and could spray on them, on the ground. >> now, the order applies to nozzles manufactured by ohio-based vapor systems technology. this is this specific nozzle. they're ramping up production of a new nozzle. >> advocates for the poor are outraged that welfare recipients are paying banks millions in fees. poor families have paid $38 million in atm and debit fees. the governor needs to crack down on escalating bank fee that is take money from the need decade, especially since the governor is tracking down on welfare abuses like using state-issued debit cars at casinos. >> google and ben bernanke are
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accepting give stocks a boost. >> jane king joins us live. >> hi, eric and kristen. we have a higher open. fed chairman ben bernanke and also google. let's start with bernanke. hugely anticipated his speech this morning. basically saying mormon teary stimulus may be needed to safeguard the economy. the fed ready and willing to pump more cash into the economy. seeing follow-through on that as well. google shares jumping, up about 10% trading at just under $600. that's what happens when the world's most popular internet posts better than expected results. we have the dow, s & p and
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nasdaq all trading a little higher at the moment. shares better analysts' outlook. we have some comments from mattel. the toy maker saying sales in the asian pacific region soared. barbie sales jumped, hot wheels fell. profit smaller than expected. fisher price sank with a big recall last month. i'm jane king. >> all right, jane. have a great weekend. >> toy story 3 would boost ken doll and barbie sales, right? >> you would think. >> the outfits. >> don't forget the car. >> and the car. >> and the car. >> a convertible. >> the closet.
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>> yeah. >> that was a good movie. >> it was. (laughter) >> the magic up there. >> a little magic in the forecast. a look at the golden gate bridge. you can see it's back. that's a bona fide sign that the cooling definitely at the coast and ready to work into san francisco and parts of the bay. the slow cooling trend that we talked about, it will continue this afternoon even though a lot of us will see some sunshine. let's talk temperatures. we'll go around from the coast at 52 half moon bay to same thing in napa and santa rosa. we have some low to mid-60s along the east bay shore to the south bay, antioch and los gatos. thicker fog the monterey bay. low to mid-50s there. clear gilroy and 49. mostly sunny today with that slow cooling trend continuing. more cooling and clouds for the weekend. and the sprinkles are possible
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sunday. that's the big change in the forecast. on the east bay shore we'll have low to mid-80s. oakland, berkeley, mid to upper 70s for you. mid to upper 80s in the south bay. on the peninsula we have low to mid-80s until san mateo northward. upper 70s for you. mid 60s along the coast. 72 downtown. 74 sausalito. 80 san rafael with mid to upper 80s through the north bay valley. 87 napa, possible record high temperature. clouds will be stubborn around the monterey bay. 78 watsonville. near 90 inland valleys. upper 40s santa rosa, napa.
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that's where the best chance of sprinkles will develop as we head from midmorning into the mid afternoon hours. all the rain and mountain snow. that's where the bulk of this wet weather is going to fall. 7-day forecast, sunday and monday should being the coolest. temperatures 10 to 12 degrees cooler than today. warmer weather. in fact temperatures could be a little above average. beautiful picture of the napa valley. this is what it looks like right now as they're keeping the harvest going of the grapes. if you head up there, look for more clouds but still an absolutely beautiful sight to behold up in the wine country of the north bay. if you have weather video or a weather picture you'd like to sha share, we'd love to see them. thank you, mark.
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>> unfortunately a very serious accident now on the peninsula. it involves a pedestrian. police are at the scene and saying el camino real will be closed the next several hours, three to four hours at watkins save. this is near the menlo college area. you may want to consider middlefield as an alternate. we'll go to san francisco. caesar chavez, this injury accident blocking lanes for a while. a sigalert has been issued. you may want to consider alternates. the other hot spot is westbound 4 in antioch. the motorcycle crash earlier reported closer to ace street but the left lane is blocked. look how traffic is picking up into pittsburg. the san mateo bridge, not problem-free but delay-free westbound. the backup has grown to the west
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grand avenue overcrossing. >> frances, thanks a lot. the city of san jose may need help to buy the last two parcels of land it needs to build a downtown ballpark for the oakland a's. the city's redevelopment agency is in rough financial shape. it can't afford to pay for the land but the owner wolf may help buy some or all the remaining property. they have gathered 14 acres of land at h. p. pavilion should a major league team or should the league allow the a's to move to san jose. >> the san francisco giants will take part in a mandatory team workout at citizens bank park in philadelphia today as they get ready for the opening game of the league championship series
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tomorrow night. so if the series goes the distance, the giants may have to face halladay in games 1, 4 and 7. >> i was wondering what he'd look like. i knew he'd be good. not to shut down the way he did. we've got a challenge. a tough place to play. has been over the years. the team, they're the one you know. >> the phillies got a challenge, too. tim lincecum, a two-time sy young award winner. >> as "the new york times" said this morning, the only team to beat phillies big three pitchers. >> caltran still trying to fix a crack on the san mateo bridge. >> terry mcsweeney live with the
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latest. >> yeah. the westbound direction you see the yellow flashing light there before the rise. that is where the problem is. i caulktalked to a caltran work hoped to have it open yesterday. that didn't happen. back on it later this morning. take a look at the problem. you can see it in a boat yesterday taking a look up. it's a small 10-inch crack in a 30-foot long beam but enough for concern. the repairs consist of putting two six foot long steel plates in place, one above, one below. the beam installed as part of a earthquake retrofit. allows the bridge to sway 3 feet so if it has a little give, it's less likely to give way. the problem was found during a routine inspection earlier this week. as of last time we talked to caltran, they're saying they hope to have this whole thing fixed sometime today.
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obviously not for the morning commute because they're not working on it right now but sometime today hoping to have it fixed and reopened. that's the story for the san mateo bridge. >> good morning. a santa clara police officer who has been arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime. the chief is appalled saying it tarnishes the department's good name but this is a violated incident. a five-year veteran police officer has been arrested for giving confidential dmv information to a known member of a biker gang. an investigation revealed between august and september he provided private dmv data about an undisclosed number of individuals with william betancourt, a live oak recognize dent and member of the santa cruz hell's angels chapter.
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he was found in possession of the dmv information which he shared with a san jose woman. now all three have been arrested. why he was supplying the sensitive data remains unclear but the district attorney's office has confirmed through an audit that it was rowhaus who obtained it. he is out on $250,000 bail and expected to be arraigned on monday. he could face up to three years in prison. as for betancourt, he's in jail on no bail. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> final check on weather and traffic. >> we've seen the fog. it is back and creeping up the coast and into the golden gate bridge. this is where it's going to hang out this afternoon keeping temperatures closer to average like 66 half moon bay, 72 san francisco. mid to upper 70s for richmond, oakland, san mateo. then we'll have mid to upper 80s from fremont southward. about 80 in san rafael but upper
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80s through most of the north bay valleys. possible record in napa, 87. warmer, 90 antioch and 91 livermore. tonight's lows low 50s for the most part. frances. >> mike, check out the san mateo bridge. still flowing well. we do not see any big delays westbound. the hot spot is actually in san francisco this morning caesar chavez. an injury accident has been blocking a couple lanes. the traffic is jammed at 280. another hot spot on the peninsula. heard about a bad accident that may have involved a pedestrian. el camino real closed at watkins. we have heard this may have caused a power outage in the area. you need to treat those areas as a four-way stop. >> thank you for joining us. >> please join us for a local
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